'''Hugo von Mohl''' (8 April 1805 – 1 April 1872) was a German botanist
He was a son of the Württemberg
statesman Benjamin Ferdinand von Mohl
(1766–1845), the family being connected on both sides with the higher class of state officials of Württemberg. While a pupil at the gymnasium he pursued botany and mineralogy in his leisure time, till in 1823 he entered the University of Tübingen
. After graduating with distinction in medicine he went to Munich, where he met a distinguished circle of botanists, and found ample material for research.
This seems to have determined his career as a botanist, and he started in 1828 those anatomical investigations which continued till his death. In 1832 he was appointed professor of botany in Tübingen, a post which he never left. Unmarried, his pleasures were in his laboratory and library, and in perfecting optical apparatus and microscopic preparations, for which he showed...